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Devil's Lake Climbing Competition

  • Devil's Lake State Park S5975 Park Road Baraboo, WI, 53913 United States (map)

The Wisconsin Climbers Association presents The Devil's Lake Bouldering Competition and The Altay Classic Trad Climbing Challenge.

Devil's Lake Bouldering Comp

Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced categories.  See the image on the announcement for a route list.

Altay Classic Trad Challenge

East Bluff from Railroad Amphitheater to East Rampart

What routes:
Routes and grades will be based on Olle Swartling’s guidebook (3rd edition), and Jay Knower's Devil's Lake: A Climbing Guide, whichever has the higher rating. All the routes listed in the guidebooks are considered "in".

The 10 and 15 route challenges are team challenges. Those teams that complete either number of routes will earn glory and a prize.

Comp Scoring:
You will be provided with a score sheet at the pre-comp meeting.

  • less than 5.2 not scored
  • 5.2-5.3 5 points
  • 5.4-5.5 10 points
  • 5.6-5.7 20 points
  • 5.8 30 points
  • 5.9 40 points
  • 5.10 50 points
  • 5.11 and up 60 points

Points are for leader and second’s clean ascent - if either one falls, no points. In the event of a fall by either the leader or second you can lower to ground and start over, leaving gear in if leading, but you must pull the rope. One lead per climb per team for points.

Men's and women's catagories, and winner takes all format.


NO SOLOING, this is a lead comp, be safe and place gear early and often!
No stashing food and water, you must carry all your gear with you to the crag.

Starting and ending at the Rock Elm Shelter.

See you out there!

Earlier Event: February 25
Annual Meeting
Later Event: May 19
Devil's Lake Service Day